United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative institution that serves the financial needs of the United Nations staff, UN Specialized Agencies, former international civil servants and their families globally. With members located in more than 200 countries and territories, we take great pride in living and breathing our mission, Serving the People Who Serve the World®.
In 1947, 13 UN staff members with the assistance of UN Administration in New York formed UNFCU to serve newly-relocated staff from some 50 member states. Our UN founders’ vision placed us on a steady course to fulfill a promise to our members – that of trust, value and confidence. We remain a safe harbor, protecting our members’ assets and serving as a reliable source for financial advice. As a steadfast partner that offers flexible solutions for real life challenges, our collective energy is focused on building a trusting and personal relationship with our members.
While a US-based institution, UNFCU resides in the hearts and minds of its members as a core element of the international service experience and of the worldwide family of United Nations organizations. Given our dynamic, mobile and increasingly far-flung membership, we think globally 365/24/7. Culturally diverse, with a staff that speaks over 30 languages, members call us “a constant in their lives.” We span time zones using an array of eBanking solutions, convenient access channels and Call Centre hours. We regularly conduct overseas road show presentations, member service and individual meetings with UN/UN agency officials in multiple languages, as well as workshops at international schools and retiree associations.
True to our commitment to transparency and frequent member communication, we publish a comprehensive financial magazine, conduct webinars, video broadcasts and post ongoing updates to our website. We attribute our strength and stability to sound financial practices and our members’ loyalty. We have become innovators based on their feedback; more agile given members’ unique needs and more socially responsible having been imbued by their humanitarian spirit.